Montana Bears

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by cooper89, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. cooper89

    cooper89 Member

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    I'm looking for a new spot to hunt spring bears in Montana this year. Hiked 8 miles in the stillwater country last spring saw lots of nice country and some sign but no bears. Thinking about northwest MT. Sounds like its the spot for spot and stalk. I'm willing to hike a few miles if I can see some bears. What do you guys think?
     
  2. elkoholic72

    elkoholic72 Well-Known Member

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    Pm sent
     

  3. cooper89

    cooper89 Member

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    Must not be any montana bear hunters out there
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I hunt wyoming over bait but im thinking about trying the pryors in montana this spring
     
  5. cooper89

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    I am all about the pryors since they are not too far away usually they have like a 2 bear quota I think tho. I guess the early bird gets the worm.
     
  6. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    I have never done it and have no plans to but I've heard the Crazies are good.
     
  7. elkoholic72

    elkoholic72 Well-Known Member

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    Mike,
    My wife and I spend many days per year in the Pryor mountains and surrounding foothills. We mainly camp, ride ATVs, and shoot long range. I do bear hunt a little each spring, but the female quota of 2 usually gets filled in the first 10-15 days. There are definitely bears in certain areas as we see them all the time, but the spring snows sometimes make it difficult to get to the good areas on the north side.
    Ben
     
  8. elkoholic72

    elkoholic72 Well-Known Member

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    FYI, for those of us who love to bear hunt, there is a new organization for Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho called Yellowstone Country Bear HUNTER'S Association that I recently joined. You get access to an online magazine plus get 6 issues of Bear Hunting magazine mailed to you. I just got my first issue and was a good read. It is 30 dollars a year and they take up issues in the legislature that involve our interests as bear hunters in theses 3 states. Here is the link.
    Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters
    Joe Kondelis is the president and lives in Cody, Wyoming and seems to be great representative of what we bear hunters are all about.
    If you join, tell him Ben Bishop from Laurel sent you.
    Ben.
     
  9. elktaxi1

    elktaxi1 Well-Known Member

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    i live on the north end of the crazies and the south side of the belts there seam to be alot of bears around the last couple of year. and crazies are always real good.